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COVID-19 Risk Adjustment, Driving Transformation or Normalizing Deviance? It is Our Choice

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1. Holder J. Tracking Coronavirus Vaccinations Around the World. New York Times. Sept. 4, 2022.
2. Find Healthcare Providers: Compare Care Near You | Medicare Hospital Compare. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 
3. FY 2023 Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System (LTCH PPS) Final Rule — CMS-1771-F. CMS Fact Sheet. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Aug. 1, 2022.
4. Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 153 / Wednesday, August 10, 2022 / Rules and Regulations. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 42 CFR Parts 412, 413, 482, 485, and 495   and
5. Beatty F. The Impact of Healthcare Disparities on the Frontline. Health Watch USA. Conference: Frontline Worker Safety in the Age of COVID-19: A Global Perspective. Sept. 14, 2022.
6. LaFraniere S. ‘Very Harmful’ Lack of Data Blunts U.S. Response to Outbreaks. New York Times. Sept. 20, 2022.
7. Kavanagh KT. Cormier LE. Success and Failures in MRSA infection Control During the COVID-19 Pandemic. ARIC. Sept. 2022. 

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9. Makaroun LK, Taylor L, Rosen T. Veterans Experiencing Elder Abuse: Improving Care for a High-Risk Population About Which Little is Known J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 Feb; 66(2): 389–393.
10. Pontus C, Cimiotti J. The Normalization of Workarounds in Health care: An Ongoing American Crisis. Health Watch USA. Conference: Frontline Worker Safety in the Age of COVID-19: A Global Perspective. Sept. 14, 2022.
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